3 of a kind 

It isn’t everyday you see three of a kind..

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Winter is coming…  

Living in Treviso is the perfect city to enjoy activities year round.. There will always be somewhere to go in all four seasons.. and relatively not a long drive either.

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Inspired in Veneto 2016

Ciao a tutti

Ok, it is real!

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Intro to Italian Etiquette…part 1

I’ve been living in Italy for going on five years now, so I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about the Italian Culture, specifically in Veneto. As with every region in Italy (20) there are different cultures, dialects, foods, traditions and so on..

There are some things that the Venetians are known for such as

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Just a few of my favorite things… Gelato

As promised, every Sunday, I will share with you just a few of my favorite things about living in Italy. 

I originally thought about sharing what I adore and love about Italy leading up to my 4 year anniversary;however, I think its kind of fun and a great way to stay positive, so I may just continue this series even after I have celebrated my four years.. haha lets see 🙂
I have had a bit of writers block as to what to write about this evening.
And then I thought, as I was devouring 2 scoops of gelato from my favorite gelerteria in Treviso..

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Local Artisans that I adore ~ Donata Zan

Well, what a whirlwind this past month has been for me and my little family. We have been sick for the past month and finally I got answers to why my son is always so sick with the help of a private doctor, that being said, I wasn’t able to be online much as if any of you who have children know that when they are sick, you don’t have much free time and when they finally sleep,well you are pretty destroyed too. 

Anyhow, I did have a chance to have a tea break with the lovely Donata Zan, owner of Acqua di Vetro.
The lovely Donata Zan :) Captivating beauty!

The lovely Donata Zan 🙂 Captivating beauty!

She will be giving away 3 sets of her newest collection! So, that means three lucky readers will each get a set of handmade jewlwery from murano, Venice Italy. And the great thing is that she is willing to customize the order, if you will be one of the winners you can tell her what colors you like, size, ect..

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A chance to win jewelry from Murano 

I recently sat down with Donata Zan, designer and owner  of Acqua di Vetro.      

Donata and I met many months ago and instantly became friends. You know when you meet someone and you hit it off instantly, kinda like you’ve known them your whole life? Well, yes, that pretty much sums up our great friendship. 

Donata works in tourism by day and a jewelry designer by night. She recently showed me her new collection and I loved it! I told her we’ve got to do something. I want people to see what beautiful pieces she makes by hand, each piece is unique, no two are the same. What better way to introduce her new line then to have a contest. 

Being the sweetheart that she is, she decided to give away 3 sets of her newest collection to 3 lucky readers!! 

So, you guys are probably wondering what does she make? She creates necklaces, earrings, and rings made out of hand blown glass balls from Murano Italy and then she adds silk which she finds from the old vintage shops. 

There are 3 different sizes S,M,L. 

hand blown murano glass balls with delicatley placed silk..

There are only 3 steps to have a chance to win 1 of 3 sets. 

Like Acqua di Vetro on Facebook 

Like Inspired in Italy on Facebook 

Leave a comment on this post that you’ve entered and then in return I’ll give you a number. 

Please also leave me your email in the comment section. 

Donata will customize your set for you. 

So if you are one of the lucky winners you can let her know which colors you would like and she will make them according to your desire. 

The contest starts today April 11th 2015 and will end on May 11th 2015.  

  

 

colorful earrings perfect for Spring

  

romantic collection

  

Good luck everyone!!

 

Xoxo